The GAA have announced a roadmap to recommencing training and games and this includes U13, U15 and U17 Championship. The club are working through the details at the moment and we are currently planning to go back training on the week of 29th June 2020 and will train on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. We hope lots of our players have been doing some hurling and physical work over the break but if anyone needs a plan over the next 2 weeks we have attached a strength programme below based on bodyweight exercises. This includes You Tube videos of the correct technique. If any player would like to start some aerobic work, a good target would be to run 1km three times a week at a steady pace. All this work will prevent soreness/stiffness and injury when we get back to the field.
Strength Programme for U13, U15 and U17 players
We have also included here a handy booklet on Sports Nutrition for teenagers when they are training which may be useful. safefood-Teen-Sports-Booklet
We look forward to being back on the field and enjoying the 2020 season.
Please Note: All the above is subject to compliance with Covid -19 Guidelines.
Graigue Ballycallan Juvenile Club hope to resume training for all U7 and U9 boys from July 20th when full contact training can resume. Exact dates, times and guidelines will will be communicated in due course
Please Note the following updates for juvenile players/coaches:
- All youth players (13-19 years) and coaches are invited to a webinar this Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 8pm with Noreen Roche (sports nutritionist with Kilkenny Senior Hurling team). The webinar is entitled ‘Nutrition & Hydration for the Youth player’. All players, parents and coaches are invited. Please click on the link below at 7.55pm to access the webinar. https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzNmZTQ4YmItMmFmNi00YmM2LWJhYTAtZjE3NTY1ZDM1MGMz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ac45bc86-afd4-42a5-9fc3-3e87e1b77fce%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22fe35fe91-1f41-4458-9415-fc8957b04d72%22%7d
- Cúl Camps will be going ahead with new dates and with online bookings only. Due to current Covid regulations ‘walk-ups’ will not be permitted. This is constantly changing and capacity could be reduced. Cúl Camps website should be going live by the end of the week with amended dates.
Kilkenny GAA recently ran a ‘Favoutite Moment’ series on their website and asked local GAA supporters to write about ‘What my Club means to me’. Here is a lovely article written by a Graigue Ballycallan Club supporter and appears on Kilkenny GAA website. http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/news/read/id/2883
Congratulations to Amy Manogue from Senior Infants in St. Aidan’s NS who got the most votes in her age category nationally for her fantastic school gloves design in the IDSPORTS ‘Design your own glove competition’ The school will now get 20 pairs of these custom designed gloves.
Well done Amy!
Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club are aware of the potential challenges facing the elderly and vulnerable in our community. Read more
We are in unprecedented times, we need to follow the advice from our Public Health experts. Speak to your children, sit with them, look at, study, discuss and implement the HSE Guidelines on hand hygiene, cough etiquette, general hygiene and what to do it you have symptoms or have come in contact with someone who has the virus.
We all need to take responsibility and reduce our social contact, particularly with those who are most vulnerable. Together we will get through this.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL MEMEBERS:
All Club activity has been suspended!
Please see below official statement for the GAA
‘In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at Club, Inter-County and Educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight tonight’
Huge well done to Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny and our five St. Brigid’s girls on the victory over Presentation Athenry in the All Ireland School’s Junior A Final in Banagher this afternoon.
Full time score Loreto Kilkenny 4-9, Presentation Athenry 2-12.
Best wishes to Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny and our five club girls Kate, Ellie, Moya, Lauren and Claire in the All Ireland Junior A Schools Final against Presentation College Athenry, Galway in St. Rynagh’s GAA, Banagher, tomorrow Saturday 7th.
SAVE THE DATE! St. Aidan’s N.S. Parents Association are holding an Afternoon Tea Fundraiser in the Newpark Hotel on Sunday 19th of April. Speakers on the day will consist of an expert panel of Beauty, Fashion & Health professionals. Thank you for your support. You can book tickets through the following link: